Here’s a link for all my developer friends:

HTML 5 is still being drafted, but here is an early list of differences from the current HTML 4 spec. There is some very interesting stuff being proposed for this version. One thing that caught my attention early on is that the specification won’t be considered complete until there are at least 2 complete implementations of the draft – something very different from previous versions. Also, the input element will have a lot more choices for the type attribute available, such as date pickers and true combo boxes. It will be interesting to follow this through the draft process. And the specification will have two sets of guidelines – one for web developers/content writers and another for browser/user agent developers. (One reason why <font> is not dead in HTML 5)

http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/html5/html4-differences/Overview.html

In related news, the W3C is calling on all web professionals to participate in the HTML 5 discussion.

* This post was originally published on June 29, 2007 at http://www.csb7.com/blogs/whyblogwhy/2007/06/29/differences_in_html_5_from_html_4